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Hot Springs, Arkansas

21-22 December 2012

sunny 49 °F

The LAST vacation for me before my Cuba departure was five hours down the road to Hot Springs, Arkansas. We went with the psychologist friend we work with and her labradoodle, Calla. She found us a loft apartment to rent for the weekend that was right in town and allowed pets. The girls had plenty of space to run around while we were gone.
girls in the bathtub

girls in the bathtub

We were pleasantly suprised by the food - most of our time seemed to be spent eating and we were never disappointed. Our first night we got in town, walked the dogs and hit Belle Arti for Italian dinner. The owner of our loft recommended it to Lindsay and we each had something excellent to include the lobster bisque:)
Quapaw Spa

Quapaw Spa

The next morning we had breakfast in Curts kitchen before hitting the baths that make Hot Springs so famous. With our reservation we had passes for Quapaw Baths and Spa. Coming from Europe it was a bit tiny but it was a fun a free couple hours in the four different temperatures of water.
After that we had Mexican at Picante's Grill right next to our aparment. All three of us cleaned our plates....and our margarita glasses :)
Overview of Spa

Overview of Spa

Downtown has some cute shops so Lindsay and I went looking for bargains and cupcakes. They had a shop called Fat Bottom Girls Cupcake Shop that made a to-die-for red velvet cake.
Fat Bottom Girls Cupcake Shop

Fat Bottom Girls Cupcake Shop

We meant to hit a christmas show in town but after napping, walking dogs and dinner at a steakhouse next to the Mexican restaurant there was no time. The restaurant had good food but too many children for our taste. They were screaming so Curt decided he would scream too. The entire upstairs got silent, even the kids turned to stare at us. Needless to say we didn't linger there and decided to just watch a movie at home.

Posted by ErinDriver 10:51 Archived in USA

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